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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will no longer release in early 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:38 GMT Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been delayed to an unspecified date.Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires would be moved out of the release window.According to the announcement, made on Twitter, the team is “working hard on delivering the best game possible,” and a new release window will be announced, “in future updates.”“We apologize for the delay and appreciate your continued support,” reads the notice.Announced in September last year during a Tokyo Game Show 2020 presentation, the game was confirmed…

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Samurai Warriors 5 announced for PC and consoles, out this summer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:50 GMT The latest entry in the series has been announced, and it’s due for release this summer. Koei Techmo has announced Samurai Warriors 5 for PC and consoles.The latest iteration of Omega Force’s fan-favorite 1 vs 1,000 action series is currently in development so details on it are a bit slim at the moment.Samurai Warriors 5 marks a fresh, re-imagining of the franchise, including an all-new storyline, as well as revamped character designs, and a new visual presentation.The title launches you into the Sengoku period, shining the in-game spotlight on characters Nobunaga…

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Take a look at the Persona 5 Strikers story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 11:49 GMT Persona 5 Strikers gets a new story trailer that shows off some of the characters you’ll be meeting in your new adventure.Released in Japan in February 2020 as Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, the upcoming game launches in the West this week.If you’re eager to get more of a feeling as to what the collaboration between P Studio and Omega Force is going to be like, then all you need to do is look at the new story trailer below.“Liberate hearts with the Phantom Thieves!” reads a blurb for the…

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Nioh 2 is getting negative Steam reviews thanks to performance issues

Frame rate issues and some problems with on-screen inputs are prompting some Nioh 2 PC players to leave negative feedback on the Steam game.Nioh 2 more than tripled the original’s Steam numbers at launch, proving incredibly popular with PC players and beating even Dark Souls’ concurrent player count record when it hit the platform earlier this week.But now, as players become more au fait with the title, Koei Tecmo’s hardcore action-RPG is receiving more negative reviews and currently sits on a “mixed” review rating as players lambast frame rate issues and on-screen input problems.As noted by Eurogamer, whilst the majority…

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Nioh 2 more than triples the original’s Steam numbers at launch

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 5 February 2021 14:42 GMT Nioh 2 has done much better than its predecessor on Steam from the off.The Complete Edition of Nioh 2 launched earlier today on Steam, and PS5. The Steam version was fairly highly-anticipated, even if publisher Koei Tecmo’s games tend not to get a lot of love on PC.This looks to be changing, though, as Nioh 2’s Steam debut is already bigger than the original game’s. Nioh 2 peaked at 31,343 players, which puts it just outside Steam’s top 30. Numbers continue to rise, too. Over the course of writing this tory,…

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Nioh 2 trailer shows off PC features for February launch

Souls-ish action RPG Nioh 2 is just around the corner for us PC folks after its original launch on PlayStation boxes last year. The original Nioh was quite a lot of fun, but the features and options on PC were pretty undercooked. Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja seem committed to coming out on PC strong with the sequel and have put out a shiny new trailer showing what Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition will bring to PC. (more…)

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Nioh dev Team Ninja teases several announcements for 2021

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 4 January 2021 13:12 GMT Team Ninja looks to be teasing a big year for the Japanese studio.Team Ninja, the developer of Nioh, Dead or Alive and many musou games, has revealed that it’s working on a number of unannounced games, set to be revealed this year.In 4Gamer‘s big year-end interview with leading Japanese development figures, Team Ninja’s longtime producer and game director Fumihiko Yasuda confirmed that the studio is working on “several new titles”, which will be announced over the course of 2021.It’s not clear if any of them are entirely new IPs, but Team…

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You can play as young Impa in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 27 September 2020 16:22 GMT Young Impa is playable in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the prequel to the massively successful The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Back at the start of September, Nintendo dropped a surprise announcement and revealed a new Legend of Zelda game called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.Set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the game sees you play as a series of Zelda heroes in the lead up to the Great Calamity.Publisher Koei Tecmo showed off a new video of the game in action during a…

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch and more in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 27 September 2020 11:33 GMT Koei Tecmo has confirmed that Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC in 2021.During a Tokyo Game Show 2020 Presentation, Koei Tecmo revealed that Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will be arriving on consoles and PC next year.The game is being launched as a celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary and will be launching alongside a Dynasty Warriors mobile game, too.The title will focus on siege battles and fortress-based skirmishes, forgoing the open world focus of the previous gameKoei Tecmo suggests that ‘political strategy’…

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Ninja Gaiden Trilogy seemingly headed to PS4 and Switch

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:08 GMT We may not have gotten a new Ninja Gaiden game this generation, but a remaster of the classics is on its way.The website for Game Source Entertainment, a big video game distributor in Hong Kong, was recently updated with listings for Ninja Gaiden Trilogy, on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.First spotted on Reddit, both listings have since been removed, though you can still reach a cached version of the Switch page. The release supposedly includes Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. The collection is…